Establishing your profile
As a scholar, your author record, enhances your research and optimizes the dissemination thereby demonstrating quantifiable and meaningful indicators of impact. When your author profile is consistent, it enhances search retrieval and helps to disambiguate similar and/or same author names in databases. Your name is thus unique, establishing your “presence” as an author.
There are many products that help set-up, track, and maintain your profile. You'll find the major options in each tab.
From Web of Science: "An author record is a set of articles likely authored by the same person. Author records are generated by a proprietary algorithm that identifies and weighs shared data elements such as author names, institution names, and citing and cited author relationships.
All the databases/products found in the tabs to the right of this box provide a way to claim your record. Reasons why claiming your record is necessary (from Web of Science):
Naming conventions: "Different authors may be represented by the same name in the product database. For example, Richard J. Johnson and Robert J. Johnson may appear as Johnson RJ. Conversely, the same author may be represented by different names, particularly if he or she has a long publication history. For example, Barbara Demmig-Adams is indexed as: Demmig-Adams, B; DemmigAdams, B; and/or Demmig-Adams, Barbara.
Author groups: An author may be associated with multiple groups because:
Update/review your CV. Self-check and claim your author record in all three databases: Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
Regardless of the databases/products you use, establish your ORCID account (your unique numeric identifier) and import your publications. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
With thanks to Bernard Becker Medical Library Guides
ORCiD = Open Researcher and Contributor ID
Reasons why an ORCID iD is advantageous:
Web of Science (WoS) provides a profiling system in which you can track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in one, easy to maintain profile. Creating a WoS account is required.
Don't discount WoS coverage in arts and humanities or the social sciences as these are also indexed.
Scopus "is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature."
You do not need an institutional subscription to use Scopus.
Google Scholar also provides author profiles and accompanying citation data.
Each of the major vendors provide citation metrics.
Search within each to locate and then aggregate your metrics. For greater accuracy/specificity, create an account within each, claim your record (claim your articles, weed out similar names etc.). You can then combine and weed out or de-dup: delete the duplicates.
To determine your citation metrics, follow the link and steps below.
You can create your own account --which will help with accuracy and claiming your records.
Provides citation counts for work found within the tool. Depending on the discipline and cited article, it may find more cited references than Web of Science or Scopus because it is indexing more journals and more publication types than other databases.
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